CLEARFIELD — Astrid Valdivia’s family now knows that Astrid was the second victim shot and killed outside a Walmart store in Port Orchard, Wash., on Sunday.
Washington State Patrol trooper Krista Hedstrom confirmed that the Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office used dental records to identify Valdivia on Friday.
On Sunday, three Kitsap County Sheriff deputies were involved in a shooting incident with Anthony Allen Martinez. Martinez was killed during the incident, which took place in front of a Walmart, while two sheriff’s deputies were injured.
Valdivia was wounded and transported to Tacoma General Hospital where she later died, according to a press release from Hedstrom. Her cause of death has not been released.
Utah police and Astrid’s family believed Astrid was with Martinez.
Earlier this week, Chris Bateman, a spokesman for Astrid’s family, said that the family was almost positive that 13-year-old Astrid was the unidentified victim in the shooting. Despite the feeling from Astrid’s family that it was her, Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office had wait for dental records to arrive before confirming that Astrid was the girl killed.